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Simply Orange Side Salad

Hi Everyone,

You know those nights where you make a nice steak or chicken and you do not have anything to serve on the side?  That was me Sunday night.  I looked in my pantry and I didn’t see much.  I looked in the fridge and it was practically empty except for a few veggies.  I sat at the kitchen table debating, what do I make to go with my steak?  Then I realized, I could throw those veggies together, add an orange and I have a side salad.  Perfect!  So I chopped my veggies, threw together a simple dressing and I had a fabulous salad that even my Husband loved.

The salad is made with romaine lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, scallions and wonderful navel orange.  The flavors are so light and refreshing together and oranges are a perfect complement to the dish, plus its perfect because they are in season right now.  If you wanted to make this a meal salad, add some cooked chicken and some slivered almonds too it.   I bet that would be fantastic. The dressing is a simple champagne vinegar, orange juice and olive oil.  It can’t get any easier than that.

Simply Orange Side Salad
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A light, refreshing, sweet and savory side salad made with cucumbers, spinach, scallions and fresh oranges and topped with a simple orange flavored dressing.
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 salads
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups spinach, fresh
  • 1 cup cucumbers, diced
  • 1 orange, peeled, cut into bite size pieces
  • ¼ cup scallions, diced small
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 3 tbsp, champagne vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  1. Evenly divide all of the fruit and vegetables between 4 bowls.
  2. To make dressing: In a small bowl, ad orange juice and champagne vinegar. Whisk in olive oil. Pour over salad.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of recipe Calories: 96 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 7 Sugar: 1.3 Sodium: 18 Fiber: 2.4 Protein: 2

I have some news to share with you.  The birdie has left the nest.  Little Jenny moved out this past weekend and got her first apartment. Honestly, I thought she would be living with us until she was 30.  lol  I am so proud of her!  However, it will be a little lonely in the house.  It’s going to be weird not having her laundry left in the washer, dishes missing from my cabinets, and messes in the kitchen.  ha ha  Kidding aside, it will be sad because I’ll miss the small talks that we have.  The random, let’s go shopping or out to dinner.  She lives about 30 miles away and with our commute, it will take me about 45 – 60 minutes to see her.  Lucky for me, she works up the street from my day job.  My guess is I may see her more now than before.  She’s going to need food and supplies for the house.  🙂

Well that’s it for me today.  I hope you have a great rest of the week.




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